Cosamar Cd Launch

Brendan is co-founder of a two-piece group called Cosamar who launch their second album “Where Treasures Lay’ at the Gathering Festival on the 21st February to follow on from their debut release “Fox and the Hare” which was well received amongst folk circles. Cosamar consist of Tim Browne (Monks of the Screw), and Brendan O’Sullivan (Grada, Riverdance) who perform regularly on the local Kerry/Cork folk circuit.
The album features some fresh new arrangements of some folk classics such as “Step it Out Mary’, Botany Bay and Mrs. McGrath as well as some less well known songs such as “Maureen Gael Duadh”. It also features the poem “The Ghost of Roger Casement’ by William Butler Yeats that Tim has put to music and Cosamar has arranged. The album also includes a tribute to Finbar and John Dwyer with a lovely rendition of three of their reels with the help of guests John Byrne and Eamon Casey on Flute and Accordion who will be joining Brendan and Tim for the Gathering Launch. 

Here’s a taste of Cosamar


Cosamar will be performing a promo spot the night before on Radio Kerry live from the Gathering Festival on Friday 20th February <>  and Facebook/Cosamar

Cosamar German Tour


Cosamar- Brendan is involved in a folk duo called Cosamar (  and they have just confirmed their 2014 October German Tour

German dates

23.10.14 Thousand Miles from Dublin Irish Pub, Kempten

24.10.14 Church Hall Ingolstadt near Munich

25.10.14 Pendragon, Gefries, near Bayreuth

26.10.14 Castle near Bayreuth

28.10.14  Killians Irish Pub Munich

30.10.14 Kennedys Irish Pub Munich

31.10.14 Espeln Town Hall near Paderborn

2.10.14 Kneipe in Hovelhof near Paderborn

Cosamar are Tim Browne hailing from Kanturk and Brendan O’Sullivan, originally a Kilkennyman but now based in Killarney, produce a rousing mix of Trad and Old-Timey folk songs and dance tunes.

Brendan and Tim’s combined musical experience culminates in over 30 years as professional performers. Ironically, they have both appeared in national television Cheese adverts -Charleville and Golden Vale to be precise. With individual appearances of Tim and Brendan on TV programs such as TG4’s ‘Geantrai’ program, along with Brendan’s stints with Riverdance, they have been able independently circumnavigate the globe numerous times, all for the love of music.

The Fox and the Hare is the title of Cosamar’s debut album.  Six songs and four instrumentals, an eclectic mix of Irish Traditional Music and some old time American favourites recorded at Sonas Recording Studio, Loch Coiteain, Killarney, Co. Kerry in Janaury 2012.



Creedo Review

John Creedon respected RTE DJ and ‘All-Ireland Talent Show’Judge Took a Notion Review

‘Fashions come and go, but style is eternal’ they say. In that case, Brendan O’ Sullivan’s ‘Took a Notion’ is an album wirh a shelf-life of infinity ! The tunes are a subtle weave of moods that take the listener from the Himalayas (courtesy of Steve Hanks flutes and clarinet on Cat’s cauldron) to the snowy hills of Kerry (courtesy of Brendan’s playing on his own tune ‘Snowflesk’). Brendan has surrounded himself with Ireland’s finest musicians and it really shows, particularly on ‘Shannon’ which features the remarkably sensitive  voice of Sarah Haude. Get ‘Took a Notion’ for your music shelf. I don’t expect it will gather too much dust !

Paddy Days- Sarajevo Style!

Brendan will be performing as lead soloist with a small group of fabulous musicians from all over the country in Sarajevo for St.Patricks Day representing Ireland in a International showcase that promises to shine a bright light on our little country in Eastern Europe.

Dublin Launch

‘Took a Notion’- the debut cd from Riverdance fiddler Brendan O’Sullivan was launched this year in Dublin and Kerry. The Odessa Club, a stylish venue in the heart of Dublin’s city centre provided the ideal location for a night of lively eclectic music and song  featuring newly composed songs and tunes performed by world-class musicians and some surprise guests such as Eoin Dillon from Kila and some fiery steps from Anthony Fallon from Riverdance.

Final plans are now been made for concerts in Cork, Mayo and Longford  for the new year.

Album Description

After twenty years in the business as a member of several successful  musical collaborations, Brendan has finally put together his own CD with the help of some well seasoned musos.

Mixing Irish Traditional and World music styles, including new compositions and old favourites, ‘Took a Notion’ provides a variety of tastes for the listener to savour. Old and new Irish melodies are melded together with music from Denmark, France and the UK. Original compositions bear the hallmark of influences from Latin America, Africa and of course Irish music. Arrangements tip their to hat to world of Classical, Country Rock, Eastern Europe, India and Jazz music. An effort is made to acknowledge the rich heritage of Irish music and its indelible influence on this artist while recognising the many musical choices of the world we now live in.

Kerry Launch

‘Took a Notion’ was launched on Thursday June 3rd in the Sol Y Sumbra Tapas restaurant venue, a beautifully restored Church in the heart Killorglin, Co. Kerry. This idyllic location provided the venue for an electric night of lively music.

With a packed audience providing the audience, Brendan and a six-piece band including four guest singers, kept toes tapping and eyes and ears peeled with tracks from the album.